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to lead the way. china is slowing down. india is slowing down. europe is in a recession. south america is slowing down. we have an opportunity to lead out of this mess. i hope we take the lead. >> jennifer: everyone wants to prevent going over over the cliff you still will have a lot of issues on how best to lead the country forward. allen west will be gone but there will be tea partyers remain. how do you work with people who think compromise is a bad word? >> look, i was just earlier with the republican part of my district today and met with a lot of republican commissioners. the message i told them is what i told everybody. whether you're a republican, democrat, i have an open door. i want to hear your thoughts, your concerns and i want to be your voice in washington, d.c. i plan to represent 100% of this district and being a passionate voice for everybody. i hope i can sit down with everybody in d.c. and whether republican democrat, tea party or not. i want to hear their point of view. i imagine they'll disagree, but i hope this race in particular my defeat of allen west will send
authorities in south america. he says he played the, quote, crazy card. mcafee is wanted for questioning in connection with his neighbor's murder in belize. refusing to turn himself in, he illegally entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >>> barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked wh
, europe, and then he is going to come to north america, follow-up to south america. we expect santa based on our experience of tracking him and obviously we don't control where he goes, but we just know that he likes to stop between country 9:00 and midnight at every home -- >> that's the best time. all the kids need to be in bed before 9:00 p.m. tonight, so parents mark your clocks. major general, thank you for taking time out for us. we appreciate it. >> all right, thomas. my pleasure. merry christmas to you and your team there. >> thank you so much. back at you. that's going to wrap things up for me this hour. thanks so much. in the next hour i'm going to have a chance to speak with democratic congresswoman karen bass. is she hopeful that a fiscal cliff deal will be struck before the new year? (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana sea
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ruled island off south america invaded by argentina in 1982. the british sent troops and warships to retake it. but behind the scenes there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negligent a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses, describing one of his late night messages regarding the faulk lands invasion, so vague i didn't think it was worth reading. one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed the iron lady could have a velvet side adding a p.s. to the president who was a bit under the weather. warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the world needs you. yours sincerely, margaret thatcher. >> the documents released by britain's national archives also shows her asking british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a june 1982 visit. the answer smart but casual not formal riding attire, advice the president took. the british were concern
day cruise. a family trapped inside a burning home, the first stop on our trip across america. south dakota, firefighters say the home was already engulfed by the time they arrived at the scene just after eight o'clock this morning. sioux falls say that three children did not make it out alive found in one room on the second floor of the home. two adults managed to escape and are hospitalized. no word what started the fire. >> florida, suburban orlando, a business robbed of $30,000 broad daylight outside of his store and the whole thing caught on tape. it takes the suspect only six seconds to get out of the van and fires a single shot into the area eventually getting away with a backpack loaded with cash. and police found the get away vehicle, abandoned a mile away. this guy targeting packages left on people's doors in suburban seattle. one theft captured by home surveillance camera. the home owner stunned. >> i can't believe people these days, i mean, that could be somebody's medication for all they know. >> experts say you should request all the deliveries require a signature, the
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. in the country of brazil in south america, they've been pumping money into the economy and now the estimates on how things have slowed down in brazil have really shocked people. >> it's very artificial. we have proven that the stimulus, not all of it, but very large portions of it, it's artificial. it's make peace. it's not going to work. it didn't work for us. and it certainly is not working, maybe even to a lesser extent than brazil. they're becoming a disaster. they're going to spend all their money on stimulus and they can't do that. it's very, very artificial. >> gretchen: there is stimulus in this other package by the democrats. what are the chances that we have your beautiful daughter here. >> steve: look who is here! >> very, very small chance. >> gretchen: he's going to be up-- >> he's going to be upset i'm not in the office. >> gretchen: there was this big issue a couple weeks ago that said that the kids went and saw your dad and said, you know, dad, you should really work on not being so outspoken on issues politically speaking. did that actually happen? >> it did not happen. it w
to cut costs and automate operations to compete with aggressive rivals in canada and south america. that is pitting them against unions, which are struggling to reserve high-paying jobs for the middle-class members. it was resolved late tuesday, according to this article. here is the front page of the press." feet frefree state says detroit out of time to fix its fiscal mess. falling revenues and rising expenses. the state of michigan delivered an abrupt ultimatum to the city wednesday. move quickly toward reform, or an emergency financial manager will be reported. -- a ppointed. -- appointed. dana in california, republican. caller: i'm 56 years old. i live in california. i can give the perspective of what has happened in my state and the economy and all that stuff. back in 1982, i was making $8.50 an hour. but i have seen happen in my state and happening in more, not just illegal immigrants, but our children. i have watched my state do a nose dive. people cannot afford more things. i'm watching them destroy our social system, our schools. it is absolute insanity, but i see happeni
. central and south america, guerrilla groups are hiding in the mountains where the coffee is grown and often drug cartels. it's a big part of the job in those parts of the world. >> let me run a clip. you're in ethiopia, sleeping under a truck because you're trying to avoid robbers, which is bad. then it gets much worse. let's play that. >> that, my friend, guaranteed 100%. that is a male spotted hyena. hear that moan? that moo? when a hyena eats an animal, it eats its hooves, teeth, skull. they do it while the animal is living. i'm telling you what, that is not a way to go. >> no kidding. >> yeah. >> what is the most dangerous situation you've ever found yourself in? >> couple of years ago, i think the worst was in angola and i got caught up in a riot, ended up getting stabbed, punctured my right lung. wrong place at the wrong time. i was very interested in the re-emergence of the country as a coffee country and came in a little too er, i think. >> what's the best cup of coffee you've come across? >> that is so not the best cup of coffee from the green room. >> i can't believe you
's why she had so many fans all over mexico, united states, central and south america, because she was a real woman and she will express her feelings on stage, off stage, anywhere. >> and raul, what are your listeners saying about her this morning? >> they are devastated. we were covering the news yesterday when we heard about the plane not making it from monterrey to her destination. we were covering the news since early. everybody was in shock. this morning i woke up. i was in shock. i couldn't believe it. i he memean, it's just been a h- it's just been a hard few hours. radio listeners, a lot of fans -- jenni rivera had true core hard core fans, and i mean, everybody is devastated. there's been some rumors of kidnapping, of, you know -- this is -- all of these are obviously not true. >> raul, thank you so much for bringing us obviously your listeners and the real story about her and how special she was and raphael as well. really kind of an extraordinary woman, someone who had a lot of attention but also was very much like anybody else really. >> that's right. she had an incredi
dell specifically focused on this issue this past summer to south america. we're all aware of the iranian threat or their proxies' activity here in this hemisphere. whether it's the thwarted assassination attempt last year where the operatives of the iranian revolutionary guard were trying to use mexican drug cartel connections to enter the united states, to assassinate the ambassador from saudi arabia , or we're aware of hezbollah recently being revealed that hezbollah had a terrorist training camp or a training camp of some origin in nicaragua, here in this hemisphere. last week the iranian deputy foreign minister for europe and the americas visited cuba, venezuela, bolivia and uruguay. this follows the iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad's frequent trips to the region. most recently iranian naval commanders have expressed their intent to extend iran's maritime presence into the atlantic ocean, closer to the coastlines of the u.s. with this piece of legislation, we seek to protect u.s. citizens from threats from iran and defend american interests and assets here in this
should be worn in for a new six-year term in january. >> romo says this will move markets all over south america too. >> when you heard the announcement, a lot of people said it sounded like his good-bye. >> certainly did. >> 16 minutes past the hour. >>> extended look for our top stories, head to cnn.com/earlystart and twitter and facebook. search for early start cnn. >>> coming up this sunday on the next list, a successful arts studio, but he made his mark on the corporate world as cofounder of square. >> it allows small businesses to accept credit cards. his company worth billions. but he's still an artist at heart. >> art is what can't be proven mathematically, right? where science ends, the part that makes you feel good, but you don't know why. the way the object feels in your hand and looks, and if it's perfectly created, you can almost explain it to somebody else afterward. but in the creation part, you can't. you can see how glass is hon stantly moving. my job is to shape it. balance it at the same time. you can do that, you get these wonderful shapes. glass really rewards risk.
but starting today anyone with a phone in key emerging markets in india and south america and australia can sign up and it will roll out worldwide including here in the u.s. becky? >> julia, thank you very much. we'll be watching all that as it comes out later today. >>> let's talk consequences of the fiscal cliff. companies of announces dividends in recent days trying to avoid the tax hikes set to kick in at the end of the year. who is really making money on this? >> a lot of people especially ceos more than 110 companies have announced special dividends in the fourth quarter alone that's more than three times last year's fourth quarter. the reason? the fiscal cliff. if we go off the cliff tax rates on dividends could go from 15% to more than 43%. companies are racing to beat the tax hikes by paying dividends before december 31st and some of the biggest beneficiaries, both insiders and ceos. mickey arison is getting $89 million from carnival giving him a potential tax savings. and larry elison is getting savings around $56 million. thomas frist at hca is getting around $350 million, saving
the steps that will help delta grow in the future. you look at the alliances they're forming, gold in south america, and now with virgin atlantic. they're trying to position delta to have greater access globally for their business customers. that's the key here. >> yes. oil refining, they are thinking different, biphil for sure. phil lebeau in new york. willy walsh making a bet with richard branson that the virgin airlines brand will not be around in five years. branson offered to bet 1 million pounds, walsh reportedly said, i don't have a million pounds. a knee in the groin maybe. that's as painful to him as it might be to me. why can't our executives be that creative. >> that's so colorful. >> a ceo challenging another one like that in this country? >> it would be rare. >> it's rare. usually they control the company. that is typically -- they have large shareholders, they're never going to say something like that. >> they don't often mention body parts. >> only a guy could really appreciate that story. >>> cramer's live in washington. six stocks in 60 seconds. >>> if lawmakers do not agre
. when i first became the leader, i took a trip with a number of senators to south america to countries that we american senators had never been to, like bolivia. it was a wonderful trip. it was great for our country and it was good for the senators to learn more about that most important part of the world. i was very fixed on who i wanted to go on that trip with me. but the two i asked to go was judd greg going, new hampshire, who had been chairman of the budget committee; and kent conrad, who was chairman of the budget committee at the time. those two fine senators spent about 18 hours seated side by side, both having tablets to write on and they were working on the number-one issue that they thought was important for this country: what we do about the future of this country economically. and they came up with an idea that was very, very good. it had worked before on closing military bases. madam president, we had military bases that we had been trying to close since world war 1. we couldn't do it. we didn't have the political will to do it. so we had a base-closing commission. with t
, south america as well. so stand by. stay with us for complete coverage. senator john mccain told me just a little while ago even if a fiscal cliff deal is done, the battle between the white house and congressional republicans is far from over. >> i think there's going to be a whole new field of battle when the debt ceiling rolls around. >> all right. let's dig a little bit deeper with ryan lizza. he's washington correspondent for the new yorker magazine. also ali velshi our chief correspondent is joining us. deal or no deal? >> looks like from what dana is reporting, that a deal is in sight. republicans are saying they're going to have a vote tonight. looks like a deal is done. >> with the senate. >> we don't know what the house will do. and the last time john boehner tried to put something on the floor, his caucus rebelled. he'd have to let the house vote its will. >> but you agree if the president of the united states supports it, most of the house democrats will support it. so you don't need a majority of the republicans, you need a few republicans to get to that magic number of 218.
, south america. the tradition is baby jesus puts unwrapped gifts around your bed. trip over the presents. rick: very quiet when he puts those gifts. clayton: he would have to be. rick: in germany, children put their shoes outside with hay and carrots for the reindeer. >> that is sweet. really cute. a girl who works here telling me her kindergarten class for her little child the teacher put baggies for the children to take home. had dry oatmeal and glitter. put it in the front yard so the reindeer can eat that while santa is inside. so the glitter they can see from the sky. rick: they know where to go clayton: anita writes us. because my husband has so much trouble getting up in the morning we open sock gifts. that will get him up. e-mail us your thoughts on odd christmas traditions. >> these are neat traditions a lot of family feuds happen around the christmas table. there was a survey done. the four top reasons you get arguments around the christmastime. flying across the country to visit your family, your husband, your wife, might think, hey, that is way too expensive and this can caus
include central and south america, a lot of people wear special underwear to ring in the new year. >> in brazil, they wear white and brand new underwear. i guess you want to start things off right. start fresh. >> i can sign on to this tradition. okay. don't get a close-up on me. i'm for new underwear. okay. what else? >> let's go to denmark, perhaps. people jump off chairs in unison at midnight. that's to rid people of negative spirits from the previous year. >> all right. >> good one. >> spain, natalie, you know about this one. we're going to show it. >> we're going to demo. it sounds easy to eat 12 grapes. it is not easy. >> do we have the chimes? >> we're going to do it. so 30 seconds on the clock, please. >> this should go well. >> are we going to hear this? [ chiming ] >> you can't even get them in your mouth. oh, my -- good work. >> thank you. this is what happens when you've been pounding campaign all night. you can't deliver a grape into your mouth at close range. >> i'm dead sober. how do they do this drunk? >> you littered the floor with grapes. >> i'm sorry. >> they di
? i will talk about the bricks in a minute. i am talking about south america, eastern europe, parts of asia. why do i love this story? it is basic macroeconomics. the key ingredients that drive growth. we know the story of debt, deficit, fiscal cliff. we know that the story of the aging population and financing, if you look at the statistics are round or they measure the performance in mathematics, science, and reading, you can see where the problem is. today, they were in the number 27, 28, and so on. productivity generally is the x factor that accommodates for 60% of why one country grows and another does not. generally, it includes things like political dynamic, so we know what is happening there. that is not my prediction. look at this framework, capital, labor, productivity. you will see why i am incredibly bullish. in terms of capital, these economies by a large did not have the debt burden that other countries are facing right now. why is that important? these countries are not suffering from a deal leveraging problem. 60%-70% is under the age of 25. in you got there, over 50
're following tonight. a series of storms set to barrel across america, possibly producing christmas day tornadoes in the south and then a huge mess in the northeast. just as people are trying to get home after the holiday. in parts of the country, the action has already begun, and here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it's the nightmare before christmas travelers were hoping to avoid. blankets of snow from central new york to northern california creating christmas chaos for some parts of the country. >> we're hoping we don't sit on the runway. we did that last time and it's not fun. >> reporter: in chicago, paula gagerman and her three daughters arrived early for their christmas eve flight. they are among the millions taking to the crowded skies today. what's that stress like when you got to get somewhere and you're traveling with family and it's not -- mother nature is not cooperating? >> extremely stressful. >> we're like, come on, come on, come on. we just want to get there. come on, we're going to be late, we're going to be late, come on. it's really annoying. >> reporter: in northe
of manufacturing has moved from the midwest, the kind of rust belt of america to the south in part because those southern states are right-to-work. can i mention one other thing if i could, bill, about this issue that is important? bill: sure. >> there is so much misinformation what it means to be a right-to-work state. i want your viewers to know this, if you're a right-to-work state it does not ban unions, bill. simply means that workers who work for a unionized company have the right as an individual to join the union or not. it does not ban unions. bill: to be more specific, if you're not a member of a union, in michigan you're required to pay union dues. >> that is exactly right. bill: under this law you're no longer required to pay dues for something you're not gets service for anyway. >> that's right. the worker has the right to pay the union dues or not. really i think it is much a civil liberties issue. bill: in one hour we'll take it up with a democratic lawmaker in michigan that is none too happy about it. you predict within 10 years all but 15 states will have the same new law that m
. >>> making news in america this morning. christmas chaos across the south. >> tornadoes, dozens of them, tear through several states, causing death, widespread damage and leaving tens of thousands in the dark. >>> also this morning, it's back to business for president obama. he's cutting short his hawaiian vacation, to return to washington. hoping to strike a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> plus, deep discounts. if you're not sick of the mall just yet, you're going to find some great sales today. why a loss for retailers could be your gain. >>> and the holiday homecoming. one family never imagined was possible. how a chance encounter by a caring stranger put a dog-napped
, weather and traffic. >> we are always on at >> we are always on at abc7news.com. >>> good morning, america. breaking now, extreme weather systems collide, bringing more than a dozen tornadoes across the south. damaging scores of homes. the drama caught on tape on this florida highway. >> holy cow. >> more on the way now, as parts of the midwest start to dig out from more than a foot of snow. >>> hitman in the city. the desperate hunt for a brazen killer that gunned down this law
determination and our numbers, we shall splinter the segregated south into a thousand pieces, put them together in the image of god and democracy. we must say, "wake up, america! wake up!" for we cannot stop, and we will not and cannot be patient. amy goodman: that remarkable speech that you gave on august 28th, 1963. you were the youngest speaker at the march on washington. you spoke before dr. king. rep. john lewis: i spoke number six. dr. king was the last speaker. he spoke number 10. that day, when a. philip randolph introduced me, and he said, "and i present to you, young john lewis, national chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee," i looked to my right, i saw many other young people sort of cheering me on; looked to my left, and i saw young people up in the trees trying to get a better view of the crowd; then i looked straight ahead, and i said to myself, "this is it. i must do my best." and that's what i tried to do. when i was working on the speech, i was reading a copy of the new york times, and i saw a group of black women in southern africa carrying signs saying, "
>>> good morning, america. >> reporter: snow and record rains around the country, causing a massive travel mess on christmas even. tornados forecast if the south. sam is here with all you need to know to get home for the holidays. >>> the cop who plunged into the icy water to save a woman. his bullet-proof vest threatening to bring him down. >>> and wheel of misfortune. fans are calling their favorite show a scrooge, for denying this woman a win. is a game show gift of giving on the way? >>> and down to the wire. the last minute rush is on. round the clock shopping to get all those gifts. we'll tell you where to get the last minute secret deals to delight everyone on your list. >>> and a good monday morning to you, america. which is also to say, a happy and merry christmas eve. george and robin both celebrating the holiday with their families. glad to have amy robach, paula faris here. >> thank you, everyone. we have so many stories to tell you this morning. including the surprising story of this woman. she's accused of being, we're not making this up, too sexy for her job. her boss
know, the unhealthiest states in america on this survey, all in the deep south. all the healthiest states. all in new england. vermont, new hampshire, connecticut, massachusetts. >> except for my house. >> except for your house. >> major cities that have people moving around, too, as well. >>> coming up, michigan governor rick snyder will join us and "new york times" columnist thomas friedman, richard wolffe and hollywood producer harvey weinstein. >>> up next, mike allen is here with us in new york. with the top stories in the "politico playbook." >>> but first, is it phil cabins? i like that. >> phil. >> bill karins. he is the best with a check on the forecast. bill. >> good wednesday morning, everyone. not a lot of big weather headlines out there going to cause you problems today. just a few interesting side notes. let's get to the new england area first. a little colder this morning than yesterday. so definitely warmer clothes and the winter gear, especially north of i-95. it's going to be a beautiful winter afternoon, though. temperatures are going to be in the mid to upper 40
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in the north, south, east and west for 48 million newspapers. behind the headlines are the supporters. men and women who bring you the inside story. the makers of maxwell house coffee bring you america's best air. "meet the press." >> that's how viewers were introduced to "meet the press" when it t meat the debut. over the course of 65 years, it's the sunday news program from kennedy, castro and gorbachev. you can track the history in an ebook. 65 years of history in the making. apple itunes bookstores in time for the holidays. hint, hint. this is the show's executive producer and join me for this fun book. david, you went through this book process. what did you learn? what was something you didn't know and thought you knew all these things. i didn't know that. >> something that betsy and i learned overtime, she had more experience with the book publications and we worked so diligently writing them. a lot of the archival materials is not always on television. the debut was in 47. >> on radio it was 45. >> one of the interesting things is whenever we are looking at a slight of history is ru
? >> no cousins, look i'm from rural south carolina, i grew up in a small town where i spent my formative years running from large harry people named bubba, many of them women. i know the culture and it's an important part of america. if you think that a politician can stop an embarrassing tv show ask chris christie what lucky's had with skwrers ra jersey shore. that's what reality tv does. on the other hand mockery is mockery you can always find dopes in any community. you hear a lot of complaints from southerners how they are portrayed in the media, they are always dopey, how kwra y'all doing, you dummies. they say there are no other groups that would be treat thed way. there would never be a buck wild show in the inner-city or a heavily latino area. is this the case that everybody has to put up with abuse or do some groups get to skate and some groups getting treat thed way it is pretty amazing that we've got a hey, look at all them yokles on tr right now. bill: that is thr- is mrs. bubba to you by the way. the senator goes on, instead of showcasing the beauty and people of our state you pre
to build a new airport south of the metropolitan area of chicago. we really are looking at a public/private partnerships. >> airports are the one thing we do in america that people get when it comes to the partnerships. there's always criticism of this, criticism that the governments don't have money, there are criticisms that governments don't make the right decisions. the city of chicago famously struggled with its public/private partnership on its parking meters. in 2008, the city leased its system to a group of private investigators. they did a poor job of managing the transition. there were steep rate hikes and confusion and it resulted in the downgrade of the city's credit rating. i know, governor, that's not your watch, not one of your projects. >> no, that's right. >> what are the lessons of that type of thing for your own initiatives? >> you got to be very careful. you know, the city also did one with the skyway, a bridge across from chicago to indiana. that was done in a better fashion. if it's not carefully done, it can really backfire. so that's why we take each step and
christmas eve subjective access to and a lot of people feel very strong about that. >> i live in the south, ground zero for the nra but further to the right of gun owners of america. it's a part of our culture. i was raised in a household with guns. my mother later on when she was a widow, had guns. my father was my first hero. and i describe in the piece, i think, for the first time publicly, how he was murdered. and it was not an ak-47. it was not a bushmaster. it was a 22, four bullets to the head. 20 years later, my brother krystofer, we're just a few months apart in age, he was murdered in a remarkably similar fashion. both of them were gun owners. neither of them had an opportunity to defend themselves. they were ambushed. so as a growing person and joining the marine corp, we were taught, everything about weaponry there is. i left the marine corp and have owned a gun nearly every day since. one, because i was a single mother. and with small children in a home and just me and not living in the most desirable neighborhood, i slept near the front door. i was raised in east st. louis an
says next for him -- >> i mean, how do you top this? >> he says he wants to walk the south pole like a penguin. he says that hasn't been done. >> what? oh, my. >> i know. but he also says he's never been to the west coast of america. >> maybe he'll write a book about it. it would be an interesting read, i'm sure. >> exactly. >> i'm kind of jealous. i still might want to take an airplane. >> i think it's not the last we would have hurt from the great adventurer graham hughes. >> you're absolutely right. thank you for bringing us that. >>> well, it is almost here. our live broadcast of cnn heros, an all-star tribute. it's our annual salute to those who help make life better for those in need. chef bruno is one of our 2011 heros. he was honored for feeding hungry kids living in motels. now he's on a mission to help them move into their own homes. take a look at where he is now. >> every night, chef bruno serves free meals to 300 motel kids in anaheim, california. it's work he was honored for last year as a top ten cnn hero. >> it was the most amazing moment in my life. after the cnn sho
, and they are from summerville, south carolina. hey, ali. >> happy new year's eve. >> please describe what america is going to see when you are up on the nivea stage, you and that cute husband of yours. what kind of kiss are we going to see? >> it's probably going to be tasteful. my husband and i are pretty modest, but, you know, we might make it special for once in a lifetime. you never know. we're keeping it a surprise. >> well, now, you haven't seen him in a while. isn't at the in the armed forces? >> he is in the military. he just had an obligation today that he had to take care of, but he will be on the stage for sure. yeah, he is military. sometimes it takes you away from home. he has been gone a lot. in about the four years that we've been married, six years in a relationship, and we've only lived together for about two months of that time. >> oh, wow. >> wow. >> so you are way backed up in the kissing department, right? >> this will be -- everyone tells us we're still in the honeymoon phase. four years after marriage, you know, no honeymoon. sounds good to me. >> we're going to expect fire
led. he has been consistent and transparent. that is why there is no way to have another in america. thankfully we do not lose a jim demint. we saw him going to a bigger opportunity to influence america. i look forward to working with senator lindsey graham. there is no one else in south carolina. he understands foreign affairs are real. i look forward to learning more about foreign affairs. i will also say that over the last two years i've had the privilege of gaining a new family. we do not look alike but sometimes we do. everyone from joe wilson who we refer to as the scoutmaster and jeff duncan who is not here with us, i have been afforded the great opportunities in the world to serve in the house of representatives. what has made more meaningful is to have served with these four guys and our scoutmaster. i look forward to continue to build. i have not won anything yet in the senate. i have to run for reelection in 2014. i look for to the opportunity to introduce myself to citizens throughout this great state. the future is incredibly bright for america. we have our challenges.
, being in the south. >> reporter: renee's been classy to the end. but the fans are angry. shame on you, wheel of fortune, to rob that lovely military woman on that technicality. sorry america, frigin' and frigging are two different words with two distinct pronunciations. this couple lost $800,000. on abc's "who wants to be a millionaire jts this guy lost when he guessed lake huron was the second biggest great lake. he was right. he was brought back and took home over $100,000. ? is the wheel case, the word swimmin' was judged to be vernacular. >> it wasn't his decision. it was the judges'. that was fine. >> reporter: i'm glad that that lady is in good spirits and had a wonderful experience. >> enjoy it. have fun. share some laughs. meet some people. >> reporter: we continue to reach out to the show for comment. even scrooge got a second chance on christmas eve. many are hoping renee night get a too-over. >> i'm hopin' and prayin'. >> wheel of fortune. >> give her the money, not a second chance. pay her the money. >> she's a better woman than i. >> just because she's a little southern,
. about 4:00 it will start to move south into the monterey bay area then tapers to showers all day tomorrow should be over by wednesday evening finally dry conditions for us starting thursday. >>> the news continues now with "good morning america." ♪ >>> andre rieu, with "silent night." we're looking forward to hearing more of that. we wish you all a merry christmas morning to everyone at home. thank you for joining us today, spending a little bit of time with us on the holiday. robin, of course, at home recovering, enjoying the holiday. george is with his family. great to have georsam, lara and very special guest. >> the one and only. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> what is the perfect christmas morning breakfast? well, this man knows the answer. he's going to make it for us. and you're going to find out how to make it at home. in case you haven't got it all rolling yet. >> it's simple. and you're going to give us the recipe. if you're getting up late this morning, why not make it this morning? >>> we want to admit to everybody, we're pretaping this show. we're actually at hom
respect to michael bloomberg, he ain't going to convince anybody in america that it's not a slippery slope. he's just not but joe manchin will. other conservatives from the south, out west. people that grew up in a hunting culture, where you walk around the gun room, you sat at night with cases around, with fathers that taught you how to use guns safely, those are the people that will sway this debate. >> here's what i will say about bloomberg that there is -- now, because of how much time he's served, real data in new york city, as to what he has been able to do, that shows certain important numbers going down. he'll talk more about that when he comes on the show. >> understand what i'm -- >> i know. >> understand what i'm saying about mike. mike has been out front on this for a very long time. i'm just talking about willie's concern and the concern of all of us that some law abiding nra members are not going to be moved and swayed by what michael bloomberg says, whereas a guy like joe manchin that grew up in this culture, that understands this culture. >> yeah. >> will be able to say, he
by one of the biggest december snowmakers ever. meanwhile, in the south, tornado damage stretches from louisiana to florida. and the threat is not over just yet. >>> american hero. the navy s.e.a.l. from smalltown america, paying with his life to rescue a doctor in afghanistan. >>> cancer killer.
a shooting at an elementary school at newtown, connecticut. we'll return, though, to "good morning america," on the west coast. and for a look at the nation's weather. here's sam champion. >>> good morning, how are you? nice to see you. >> good morning, you guys. where are you all from? >> south carolina. >> you got to get on tv this morning. >> all right, let's get to the boards. here's a couple of things that we want to share with you. a big pattern change coming into the country this weekend. we'll try to get some cold air mixed in them with as well. so, we'll be looking for that. that starts this weekend into next week. now, the weekend has gotten an awful lot of warm air w that, we'll see this falling in the form of storms. strong storms are possible on that line. but next week, we'll start to get some cold air blending in. quick look at >>> that's not enough gma. here's what eye aes head "dancing with the stars" brooke burke-charvet. the latest on her medical battle. >>> and unprecedented "good morning america" live event. this soldier dad is about to get the surprise of his life whe
in the south. i spoke to a soldier that just came back from korea. he said, i felt safer walking down the streets in korea then hear in america. this is a soldier that fought in the war. it is a shame. my point is this. with guns and in america -- we have too many guns and they cannot take the guns anywhere. will somebody please talk to the president and congress and the senate and tell them we need military soldiers in our schools. that will stop the gun thing. charlton heston should be turning over in his grave. my point is to the nation, please talk to congressmen and senators and put a military soldier that has been through military training and in the classroom every day. they can still break the windows and come in and should up the place with metal detectors. which have soldier so our kids can go to schools and be safe in the public schools. host: thank you for the call. on facebook a couple of items. this one from todd at. . back to the phones. william from ohio. caller: good morning. i am very saddened by what happened. i would like to offer a different perspective on this. i
of a hospital still hooked up to an iv. why police now say she may be headed south of the border and if they don't find her she could die. >> unbelievable. >> and it's a story that has everyone in america talking. forget the war on women. why the war on men has marriage in decline. >> oh, brother. >> the war on men. knew it was happening. >> here would go. >> now i have verification. "fox & friends" begins right now. hello, everybody. welcome in, it's it the first meerge call day of winter according to our own rick reichmuth. >> if i'm not mistaken the shortest day of the year december 21st? >> yes. >> all right. nailed it. coming up in just a short while how you can give back to the troops this holiday season. in fact, be able to buy a cake for one of your loved ones, ship one overseas to our troops. >> didn't you say these are like the greatest cakes on the planet. >> unbelievable. one of the best carrot cakes i have ever had. governor huckabee in a few minutes but first. >> one of al qaeda's leaders has been caught. al abbey was arrested in southern yemen. he was one of the country's most dan
called "dear america" popped up online. he calls for the death of american troop serving in iraq. this was not long after the news of the slaying of a south korea hostage. i want to give you an idea of why this has struck such a chord with people. cnn was able to translate the words and they are pretty shocking. the song goes in part, k those f'ing yankees who have been torturing iraqi captives and goes on to say, kill them slowly and painfully as well as their daughters, mothers, daughter-in-laws and father. you can see why this is getting a lot of attention. he apologized on friday and said while it's important to share our opinions, i understand the sacrifices american servicemen and women have made for democracy and freedom in my country and around the world. he also added that the song was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in iraq and the killing of two korean school girls that was part of the overall anti-war sentiment shared by others around the world at the time. the school girls were struck and killed by a u.s. military vehicle. psy says he will forever be s
the fiscal cliff is all about. it's about people. not politics. it's about protecting america's future. not repeating the mistakes of the past. with that, i'm proud to introduce my colleague, christi -- kristi noem from south dakota. >> good afternoon. thank all of you for coming. i was having a conversation with my 10-year-old son the other day, talking about lessons i had learn from my grandfather. my grandfather had always taught me that those people you are indebted to, they control you. they control your decisions, your opportunities, and what your future is going to be. right now, the amount of debt our children have sit ogen their heads that they're responsible for for the federal deficit is over $50,000 each. that's going to control them. that's going to control their futures and their decisions that they'll have available to them in the future. that's why the president's plan to raise taxes isn't a solution. because it only covered 8% of our federal deficit. it's not a solution that actually solves the problem that we have. we have got to have a solution that really addresses
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